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good morning, america. breaking news -- a vacation voyage turns deadly as a tourist boats capsizes off the coast of mexico. explosive ending. attorneys in the casey anthony trial lash out in their closing arguments. >> objection. >> who made the better case? dan abramsnd nancy grace break it down for us. royal mum. she shares her hope for an heir. the comment that's capturing headlines on her north american tour. light them all at once. the fireworks show that never
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got off the ground. and a good morning to you. happy independence day. i'm josh elliott here today with elizabeth vargas as robin and george are enjoying the holiday with their families. let's face it perhaps a measure of slslp. >> let's hope so. we all celebrate our nation's birthday. lots of news. we begin with that breaking news off the coast of baja, california. a tourist boat has capsized. dozen of people have been thrown into the water. bianna is here with the latest. >> reporter: 44 tourists were onboard. most of them americans. the boat was operated by baja
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fishing. the boat was found 87 miles south of san felipe. we're told that all americans were accounted for. at least 27 americans have survived. we're still working to confirm that all americans are okay. six other people are currently missing. one person we know has died. the u.s. coast guard is laun launching a helicopter from san diego to help search for those still missing. it capsized in the heavy seas. >> it sank closer to shore. some were rescued by the mexican navy. >> again, 44 tourists were onboard. most of them americans. indications that all of them are accounted for right now. we're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there.
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a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the
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prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought up in. >> reporter: with bad judge as her only crime. >> this was an accident that snowballed out of control. >> reporter: an emotional back and forth for casey anthony in tears one moment, and showing stone-faced defiance the next, as jeff ashton talked about little caylee's death. >> we can only hope that the chloroform was used before the tape was applied. so that caylee went peacefully. >> hope? you're not supposed to hope. you're supposed to prove cases beyond the reasonable doubt.
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>> reporter: the judge ruled they failed to prove allegations of sexual abuse. >> there is no evidence that the defendant was sexually molested. >> reporter: despite the setback jose baez went on the attack for three hours. >> the situations like fantasy searches, fantasy forensics. phantom stickers. phantom stains. >> the people from the fbi who inspected the shovel, there's no evidence, no dna, they went crazy trying to find more hairs, so they could say, this came from a dead body. the test for chloroform, negative. all of these other drugs, negative, negative. >> reporter: even theersed flared. at one point, jose baez called out prosecutor ashton for laughing at him. >> objection. >> reporter: the judge immediately stopped proceedings. threatening to throw both of
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them off the case. >> i have constantly told both sides, i personally gave each one of you the ninth jurisdiction courtroom policy. >> reporter: the prosecution will have the final word today. they'll present their rebuttal shortly. after six long weeks this case will finally go to the jury. we'll be taking a closer look at the successes and failures at both sides and our legal team, dan abrams and nancy grace standing by to join us live. new twists in another case that's been making a lot of headlines. the case of the new york hotel maid accusing the former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault. there are new questions now about the accuser's life and this may have derailed the case. abc's linsey davis is here with the very latest. denying this morning that the case is dead. >> reporter: it's her
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credibility that's being called into question. dominique strauss-kahn has claimed all along that he's innocent. now the case hasurned dramatically in his favor. so drastic, we could see a possible dismissal sooner than the next court date. more startling accusations about dominique strauss-kahn's accuser. according to the new york post, she routinely traded sex for money. but sources close to the defendant denied that to abc news. calling it a complete fabrication. however, the d.a.'s case has been crippled. a three-page letter outlined her lies and inconsistencies about the case. >> i think you can understand why we believe from the beginning that this case was not what it appeared to be. >> reporter: just days after strauss-kahn's arrest the hotel maid reportedly called her boyfriend in immigration jail in arizona and told him don't worry, this guy has a lot of money, i know what i'm doing.
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in addition to cheating on her taxing also reports of several bank accounts in her name with large sum of money. >> she lead about the current offense and certain things surround it. that makes all of the lies in her past relevant. >> reporter: one part of her story has not changed. she maintains that she was sexually assaulted. >> you cannot become blind to the physical kor baiting evidence. >> reporter: with the d.a.'s case weakened, he's been released from house arrest and is free to travel within the u.s. within a matter of weeks, he could walk as afree man and return to france. >> the next court date is set for july 18th. now even if the d.a. decides to drop all of the charges, the
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victim could still sue him for monetary damages in civil cute. a chance that the victim could charge with if some of the more extreme charges prove true. let's check back in with bianna golodryga. >> latest developments coming in the exxon mobil oil spill. this morning, montana's governor said that they're just guessing at the amount of damage from this spill. down playing the environmental effect. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: pell cans swimming in oily water. this is the yellowstone river in montana, a normally pristine slice of nature now marked by an oil spill that couldn't have come at a worst time. the river has been surging for months. now, it's mixed with oil, too.
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>> at this time, we don't know the root cause. this is a very unusual event. obviously, we have a large amount of oil entering the water very quickly. >> reporter: exxon shut down the same line in may over concerns rising flood waters. the spill started when a 12-inch pipeline began leaking underneath the yellowsto river. exxon mobil officials say a pressure change was detected and the line was shut off within six minutes. but the damage was already done. spilling some 42 gallons o o oi and leaving sheens in the water reportedly seen up to 100 miles from the leak. the yellowstone is a tributary to the missouri river, so the concern now is to stop the oil before it flows further. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seatttt.
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in other news, authorities in new mexico the largest fire in state history burning near los alamos was caused when a tree fell across power lines. 12,000 evacuees finally returned home for the first time in nearly a week. police in san francisco have shot and killed a man at a b.a.r. 26789 transit station, he was reportedly drunk and carrying a knife. u.s. military personnelel serving the country around the world are remembering the true meaning of independence day. ♪ >> the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony. they were sent to afghanistan as
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part of president obama's troop surge. the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning.
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no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. yesterday, some very rough weather. moving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evacuating the mall as those strong storms whipped up last evening. flooding rains. five injured by lightning in the gettiesburg area. the threat of a scattered shower but nothing that should be a complete washout. d.c., up to 90. cloud cover in new york. 88 degrees. moving to the west. 82 in detroit. plenty of places baking in the sun, bubble of heat up to the 90s all of the way to minneapolis. your local forecast in just 30 seconds.
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warm and muggy, typical of july whether. 70's -- july weather. 70's right now. cloudsre of sun and today. showers. afternoon not expecting widespread, severe thunderstorms, but could be a few gusty winds in some of these storms. most of the storms shou >> have a safe and happy fourth. josh? >> thank you, stephanie.
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meanwhile the royal couple is getting a reception worthy of rock stars. the sun says that kate talked about wanting children. that's big news. and bob woodruff has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. very interesting news day today. fantastic morning here. you know that prince william is actually military helicopter pilot, he's going to flying himself over the water here in what's called a emergency landing procedure. he's going to land it to prevent it from flipping over later on, a competition between him and his wife, kate n a dragon boat race. under the hong kong tradition. we'll find out soon who's going to win that thing later today. this has been a very, very successful time.
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>> reporter: prince william continued the royal couple's charm offensive in kquebec city. speaking in their native tongue, french. and apologizing for his accent. the prince and his bride have been greeted with fanfare everywhere they've gone. they visited a shelter for troubled youths. on the streets, there were about 200 protesters. but more than a thousand fans in the french town. kate's fashions, stunning dresses by a canadian-born designer. >> what is it like to meet the prince? >> it's a privilege. a real, real privilege. >> reporter: the father of one of them wished the duchess of
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cambridge well. according to sun newspaper, kate who hasn't spoken puck libliclyt wanting children said, i hope so. kate has made no public comments but has very visible interacting with adorning fans before the cameras. the next stop for us, we're heading up toward yellowknife. >> great work. thank you. we're joined by abc contributor and royal editor of the sun newspaper duncan largin also on prince edward eisland. what's the sense you're getting from the crowd there. >> kate is totally turned microscope on this trip. everything she does is scrutinized. so far the reception that she has has been fantastic.
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so far, a euphoria everywhere she goes. >> how does prince william feel about sharing it with his wife? >> everyone wanted to see diana and prince charles couldn't stand that. with william is standing back and loving the fact that people are seeing his new bride and clearly approving of her. >> you mentioned diana, last friday would have been her 50th birthday. how poignant was it for william to be on this trip especially with kate? >> of course, william made a speech on what would have been his mother's 50th birthday. he made no reference to his mother. i think for william, still very raw emotion there, he doesn't like talking about publicly what
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would have been her # 0th birthday. >> obviously, this is the first big trip out of the gates as newlyweds. are william and kate handle it? >> well, princess diana was the master at this. what we were hoping to see is that ha maybe kate got that sort of x factor, star quality. she's proving that the signs are very good. we're very excited to see kate out and about, doing what she seems to do naturally. very, very encouraging so far. >> not all open arms. antimonarchy protests as well. how have they handled those in. >> they would have been well briefed before they came. i think they would take what
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they have had so far as success. >> meanwhile back home in england, a lot of talk about prince harry and perhaps a new romance for him. can you tell us a little bit about florence? >> well, she is a lingerie model. she's extremely beautiful. she's the ex-girlfriend of one of our formula one racing. she's from royal family. a funny sort of way, harry is accidentally met himself someone quite suitable. >> very much appreciate the time this morning. >> thank you. >> a lingerie model? >> proper vintage. quite a pedigree there. only the finest for prince
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live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning to you. it is 7:26 on this monday, july
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4, independence day. checking on the .oads we have some drama the georgeon washington parkway. smoke and flames, an rv on fire. the fire department is yet to up. traffic is squeezing by at risk of their own safety. the outer loop of the beltway, into silver spring, quiet. new hampshire avenue, quiet. the ever-so-important fourth forecast. typical fourth of july weather in washington. thunderstorms this afternoon into the early evening. not everyone will get hit by a storm, just be prepared for a downpour and some lightning. e district. muggy, partly cloudy.
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d storms will develop around 3:00 northwest of the metro, thereafter in the metro. highs at firework time will 80's.the one or two storms could be on, especially for the the metro. tomorrow, high-80's. people across the area are spending the day cleaning up after damage was left by the severe storms. knocked down trees and lines. the national park service says a when a tree fell white's we'll be
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if you hate her, if you think she's a lying no-good slut, then you'll start to look at this evidence in a different light. you'll start to -- oh, wait a minute, maybe i'm seeing something that's not there. >> strong words from defense attorney jose baez. will they sway the juror backfire though, against his client casey anthony, our rather dynamic duo, dan abrams and nancy grace standing by to tell you which side made its case better. that's straight ahead. good morning, america. robin and george are off this
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july 4th. elizabeth vargas is in today as well. >> we the do expect the case to go the jury today and begin deliberations, we don't know how soon. we'll check in with dan and nancy. also this morning -- it's one of the most dangerous sports in the world, free-diving. going 60 feet underwater. racing through an underwater obstacle course with no oxygen. it's pretty unbelievable. that guy there had an oxygen tank. these guys hold their breath. >> they're being propelled through the water now. >> doesn't sound like much fun to me. >> we'll have that for you. plus -- take a look at this. it's a colorful blast from a fire works' point of view. we'll show you allf the colors of this singular holiday coming right up.
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>>. we begin this morning with more on that casey anthony trial. the prosecution is set to finish closing arguments this morning. jury is expected to begin deliberations later on today. closing arguments produced some of the biggest fireworks to date. take a listen. >> being a parent is about sacrifice. sacrificing your time and, your dreams and your life. nothing wrong with young people, drinking, dancing and having fun. that's not the life that casey has. because casey is a mom. so, she has a choice. life at the timered to a child or a life free to be 22. casey anthony decided on june 16th, that something had to be sacrificed. she chose to sacrifice her
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child. >> speculation upon speculation. guess upon guess. they want you to fill in the gaps with your anger and your emotion. if you hate her, if you think she's a lying, no-good slut, then you'll start to look at this in evidence a different light. we all know that casey acted impropi i iminappropriate. why are these allegations being made? to make up for the lack of everyday. to have you guessing. the law says you must base your verdict on the evidence. not on emotion. >> let's bring in the rest of our legal team in orlando, nancy grace and of course here in the studio, gma legal analyst dan abrara. dan, the day started with a
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crucial ruling that the defense couldn't mention their theory that casey's father sexually abused her and that's what led to casey's inappropriate behavior. >> i think it was the correct ruling. if you can't present evidence you can't bring it. i think it may helped the defense. the fact that weren't able to go off on what i view a tangent actually may have helped the defense's case. >> nancy, i was struck listening to jose baez's harsh language in his closing yesterday. he repeatedly called casey a liar, how do you think it went over on the jury? >> i don't think it went over very well at all. being a liar and slut is pretty much legal in every jurisdiction
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in this country. it's not good to put out your client's bad points. the defense had casey anthony barricaded by from the jury by visual aids. that was intentional. it's founded in the law. you can't argue some zanny theory to the jury. dan's spin to put a good face on it for the defense it's good for them that a major prong of their case was ruled out in closing statements is crazy. they were relying on that. her alleged sexualization by father and brother which is improbable. >> nancy, wait -- >> to explain her behavior for 31 days. >> but if you think it's improbable -- nancy, hang on one
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second. >> why it would help the defense to argue it? you said that it's just so improbable. >> because it's already commit td to it. that's the only excuse she got for not her reporting her daughter missing. surrounded by all imaginary friends. dan, my 3-year-olds have imaginary friends. one is named samuel pocket, a grown woman doesn't have imaginary friends. what that means, translation, lies to cover up murder. >> nancy, this was the defense's way of trying to explain that 31 days. the prosecution went after that time period as well. saying that casey sacrificed her daughter so that she could party.
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>> well, i got to tell you something, elizabeth, you know how i feel. this morning when i came here, i looked at my kids still asleep, i thought about caylee anthony and not one time in the defense closing statements did they mourn her death and i find that to be the most offensive part of their closing argument at all. other thing they did 180 on the roy kronk, meter reader that he redistributed the body. they admitted that the body there. >> i think the biggest problem for the defense was i think jose baez was very kocondescending. that they shouldn't be fooled or duped. it was very condescending how
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they're going to get snookered by the prosecution. it didn't show any level of respect for the jury. >> he repeatedly said that the prosecution hasn't given any evidence of where caylee died or when caylee died. >> i think that in instead of focusing on as many answers they posed more questions. meaning that recognize now that the best argument they have reasonable doubt as to the cause of death. instead of saying, we know exactly how she died -- hang on one second, nancy. instead of focusing on this sort of -- you know, those long-shot-type arguments and definitive answers as to exactly how she died in the pool, they're sailing, we don't know how caylee died. >> nancy?
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>> bottom line, i think the state will argue you don't give a defendant a gold star because she managed to hide the body until decomposed where you couldn't tell the cause of death. let's check in with the weather with stephanie roberts from our tampa station. good morning. >> good morning. i want to start with some amazing video in las vegas. we're officially with the start of monsoon season. three-quarters of an inch of rain to do to dry parched land. there will still be the risk of severe storms across the southwest today. up to the midwest. this will bring cooler temperatures to these northern cities that have been baking.
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take a look. they're swimming. there's diving and then there's this. what these divers are right here. it's called free-diving where breathing is against the rules. abc's matt gutman dove in to show us what it's all about. >> reporter: they go places humans shouldn't go, 60 feet under water. no oxygen. it's man versus shark. but the first generation of human or the bead owe, clinging these to these scooters. >> it's free-diving meets formula one meets top gun. >> reporter: this new sport takes free-diving. diving as deep as you can on one breath. a free-diving guru calls it
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formula 3 free-dive zmrg you're taking your body where it doesn't want to go. where everything is contracting in your body. >> yeah. >> why? >> i guess it's, you know, what can you do? what are we capable as a species. >> reporter: many push it all of the way to blackout, causing drowning to make free-diving one of the most dangerous sports in the world. before becoming a man fish, you got to become a guinea pig first. now, he's going to teach me how to hold my breath longer than i ever thought possible. my body is demanding to breathe. he trains you to ignore it and after an hour of instruction -- >> breathe, breath, breathe. breathe. breathe. >> reporter: >> good job, man. >> all right. >> good, solid five minutes on
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coming live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. 7:56 on this monday, day.4, independence good morning to you. simpson.e let's check on traffic. we have some problems on the washington parkway. the -- live at rv caught fire.
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have shut down both lanes .f 395 both ways traffic can get by single-file northbound. downtown, we have a lot of the holiday,use of including constitution avenue .long the mall temperatures right now are side. warm 72 in gaithersburg, 74 in the a mixture of sun and clouds. cover than sunshine. all fourths.est of high temperatures will be in the lower-90's. most john should be over by sunset. we cannot -- most storms should by sunset. out isolatede
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ wow. what a crowd out here this morning. >> this is a raucous crowd. happy birthday, america. let's take a look. the sounds of the holiday fireworks bursting in air. the beginning of our nation's celebrations. we're under way. many more to come. of course, good morning,
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america. george and robin enjoying their fourth of july. wherever they may be. i'm josh elliott. alongside elizabeth vargas. >> it's great to be here. i love the red, white and blue hats. we're going to have this this morning a full look at all of the ways our nation celebrates this fourth of july and the celebrations that are going north of on our border n canada, where william and kate are doing their first official royvisit a royal couple. apparently, folks are very excited to see her, more s so tn him. he's extremely happy with that. not at all threatened. >> we want this t be the very best fourth of july. i have one word -- pie.
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really, really good pie. how can you beat pie? >> we're going to find all different ways to severmake sev different piece. and the best summer books. at any rate, we're going to check for the morning headlines with bianna golodryga. >> reporter: >> good morning you and josh. we begin with the developing story overseas. the taliban claims to have captured and executed a nato soldier in southern afghanistan. the british defense minister confirms that one of its soldiers is missing. we're following another developing story, this one off baja, california, where a tourist fishing boat carrying 44 people, most of them americans
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capsized in heavy seas during a thunderstorm. officials believe that all of the american tour tourists survived. at least one person has died. some were able to swim to shore. >> the reports that we received of the people who have been recovered are 27 u.s. passengers, mostly came from the northern californian area, the remaining 17 are the crew members aboard the vessel. >> they're helping the mexican navy search for those still missing. montana's governor is accusing exxon mobil of down playing this weekend's oil spill. mostly contained to a ten-mile stretch of area. this fourth of july, no holiday for the jury deciding whether casey anthony killed her
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2-year-old. a visibly distraught casey anthony sat through closing arguments over the weekend. if the jury finds her guilty of first-degree murder, she could get the death penalty. police in upstate new york say that a man killed in a motorcycle accident sunday would have survived if he had worn a helmet. the man crashed and was thrown off the handlebars while taking a part in a ride to protest the state's helmet laws the latest transformer movie took in 97 million bucks. the biggest opening of the year and breaks the record for a three-day fourth of july weekend. and finally, josh, you came up just for this. some fun with fireworks on the fourth. first, some fascinating video. someone actually mounted a cameras onfire works showing what happens after the fuse is lit. unique look of its flight
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through the sky. fireworks in new york.onfiscated i guess that's a guy thing, right? >> it is, things that go boom. >> josh, wow, wow. >> terrific. thank you, bianna. time now for the weather. sam champion is away. stephanie roberts, though s not. she's in from our tampa station with the latest. stephanie. >> good morning. usually when we think of the fourth of july, we think of the beaches and barbecues. what about skiing? they're still up to that in crystal mountain in washington. really? they still have a seven-foot base throughout the month of july. having a lot of fun. here's my thought, they've got the bikinis on the ski slopes. look at this, they're going to need wet suits here at gold beach in oregon, 48 degrees the
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water temperature there. it gets better as you slide on down the coast. east coast water temps are in the 80s. definitely some warm water to be found. we'll be watching for some scattered storms up and down the east coast. some heat bubbling up in the middle of the country. we got 91 still heading into the dakotas. upper we have a lingering cloud region, partial sunshine for today. not the sunniest fourth of july. we will have scattered storms afternoon. be prepared. few downpours in areas, and lightning as well. temperatures in the 90's. typical pc holiday -- cast
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josh, we're hoping that mother nature keeps the fireworks away from us this year zwl indeed. still ahead here on "good morning america" -- the important news from will and kate's trip. what is she wearing? yeah, we're going to tell you about the dresses and the hats and the husband who was on her arm. the hits and misses of summer movies. plus, her sizzling gma summer concert series, beyonce the performance that you didn't see. it's going to blow you out of your seat, so stay there. [ male announcer ] the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination
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[crowd cheering] it's hard to see, when you move so fast. [sfx: car horn] so i left the stage and i joined the audience. i didn't perform. i observed. and what i saw, inspired me. and now, i'm ready to step back into the light. ♪ aaah, killing me softly and i'm still... ♪ i put so much into my new album, and only target gives you all of it.
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♪ welcome back. four days until will and kate come to america. making their way across canada making their way to los angeles. today, they're on prince edward island and so is abc's bob woodruff. good morning again to you, bob. >> reporter: good morning, josh. a very interesting day today. first of all, you have to know that kate, the duchess of cambridge has become a real massive superstar. a very emotional time yesterday when prince william came out to give a speech out in quebec city and they woke over to these group of parents. these two little girls give her a group of flowers. one of the fathers asked her, wished her the best the ultimate when she had a family. she said, yes, i hope to. very interesting. today, also a very interesting event that's going to happen right here on this lake.
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you know, that prince william is actually a military helicopter pilot, he's going to do a demonstration of the water birding, which is emergency landing procedure. he's going to put down in the lake himself, so that it doesn't crash by turning it over into the row or thes. that's going to be great event. he's going to be racing in this race on the boat, a dragon boat race. we'll see who wins. whether him or kate? on the other team. josh. >> terrific stuff, bob woodruff on prince edward island. let's turn to katie nicholl, also there on prince edward island. she joins us now. i want to ask you about those comments she made about the first reported comments which she hopes of wanting to start a family. what kind of a stir will have that back in britain >> it was quite a surprise for us to hear her say that.
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quite an emotional response. in my travels with these two is how much they do speak to people. they want to interact with the public. this whole tour is about meeting the canadians. for kate to be a hope, prince william spoke about tir wishes to start a family. you look at them, the love between them, probably not too long before they do. >> the cam paoir sons will follw kate throughout to diana. on her first official tour as a royal, how do you kate is handling it so far? >> she's handling it phenomenally well. i was very impressed with how she connected with the veterans, second world war veterans. she just had this infinity with them. she was interested in them. she crouched down.
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she insisted of them not standing up. very hands-on, in just the same way that princess diana was and again with the children as well. both of them, very hands on inspect is a team act. they really do complement one another. we're looking forward to the activities today. this dragon boat race pits each other against, one them of has to win. >> kate, on this tour, how has the wardrobe struck thus far? >> you know, josh, she did not bring a stylist out here as well. she had the option of a lady in waiting or a dresser. she's dressed herself. between two, three outfits a day.
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star like. do they like her here? they love it. she sparks a craze. let's see if it catches on in america as well. >> she wore the same dress on canada day? i'm all about recycling. i want to ask you about the other royal wedding on the weekend, prince albert and now princess charlene of monaco, a wedding that f you believe reports that didn't come to pass. what do you make that the princess tried to flee sf. >> i suspect, quite a bit of truth to those reports. the fact that the first duty of the princess is going to have to carry out is standing by her husband while he takes a paternity test. but, we shall wait and see. it may not be the fairy tale
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wedding that it seems. go to for kate's fashion slide show. turning to hot summer reads now. we're going to bring you the best july 4th has to offer and some of the biggest authors back there hitting the shefs this weekend. what you should be reading and here with an insider must-read checklist is jane buckingham, author of the modern girl's guide to life. this is always a favorite pastime for everybody, to pick their beach reads. their summer reads. fourth of july reads. let's start with the hottest fiction. a book that has been causing all sort of sensation in britain. what would have happened if
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princess diana had lived. >> from the cover itself, it's called the untold story, itit basically the idea of what if princess lydia had lived and moved to america and sort of disguised herself. it's causing a lot of controversy. the most reviewed book in london the week it debut. a really interesting idea. it certainly has caused a lot of buzz. but a very well-told story. but a great beach read. >> especially as we just marked princess diana's 50th birthday. this next book is a book that i'm dying to read the snowman. >> creepy, coming out of scandinavia. this is his third book. it's already sold 9 million copies. it's translated in 40 countries on the first snow, a boy wakes
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up to find that his mother has disappeared and the sign is a snowman in the front yard it's very creepy. next the fiction read that you picked is called the kid, by sapphire. 15 years, a long time. very dramatic, profane, i have to warn you. a good book to sort of sink your teeth in. our blazing beach reads. a little bit lighter. the first one is danielle steel's latest book, happy birthday. >> this is a great idea ix it's "happy birthday." the idea mother, daughter, hitting two big birthdays. 60 and 30.
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they both find love in unexpected places. next, silver girl by elin hilderbrand. >> a madoff-like w we who loses her fortune, her respect, her friends. she goes to nantucket, in meeting up with her high school sweetheart, regains a lot of what she has lost. >> trying to start over and try herself anew. >> she has to turn her house into a bed and breakfast. if i can't get to nantucket, at least i can read about it. >> they're loosely based on real-life people and real-lie events our scorching thrillers. the latest entry by tom clancy. >> definitely worth the read. what i love about tom clancy, he
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always seems t tpredict events that happen in the future. he foretold what was going to happen to bin laden. this book, he talks about the mexican drug cartel teaming up with the taliban. you always wonder what does this guy know? > all right, next, we have the adrenaline by jeff abbott.. >> the title speaks for it. it's a page-turner. lot of different plot twists. a guy who's wrongly accused of killing his wife. here, we have the latest on agent oo 7. the next chapter in 00 12k3w4r7 it's set in the modern day. he's come back from the afghanistan war, interpreted in a modern way. >> this one is robpocalypse.
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>> all modern technology shuts down all at once. steven spielberg has optioned this. he's set to direct this. >> peoplpl obviously have reall high hopes for this. all right, finally, our sizzling true stories. the first, the man in the rockefeller suit. we have sex on the moon and stories my father told me, stories that leonard lyons told him. jane thank you so much. great summer reads. find out more about them at on this fourth of july, you may want to declare your independence from the summer heat. slip into a cool movie theater near you. to discuss what you might be seeing, chris connelly is here with a look at the best and the rest playing near you. >> independence is the hinge of
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the summer movie season. plenty of block busters still in season. here's what's up when the lights go down. still plenty of time to see director m michael bay testing s biggest bang theory in transformers/dark of the moon. >> oh, look at this. >> cars 2, to spy thriller. el camino that lacks a little bit of that pixar wonder. >> it's larry crowne. >> tom hanks, how many time has he amused us on screen. larry crowne, down sized at
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work. the oh, yes, she's got it smile of community college professor, julia roberts. cameron diaz's "bad teacher," r-rated rifts and some pretty big laughs, too. >> oh. >> super 8's j.j. abrams teaming with steven spielberg, the summer's best reviewed popcorn movie thus far. though for pure moviemaking excellence, brad pitt stars in the tree of life the ambitious visually stunning story of a texas fmly and their journey through life, death and the meaning of it all. what's new -- next week, kevin james gets in the cage for "zookeeper." horrible bosses may take a
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backseat to jennifer aniston's image reboot. the world war ii action, captain america could salvage a tough summer thus far for heros in spandex. >> how close can we get? >> speaking of action, mila kunis, black swan industrial siren with justin timberlake in "friends with benefits." >> if the offers keep rolling in. >> the primate power of rise of the planet of the apes. this is the summer that looms largest over the summer. harry potter the's seventh
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movie. fans who must now bid these characters farewell. >> you know all of the harry potter's movies have been good movies. waiting for a great film. but, you know those three leads have been a nice job sustaining that franchise. >> when you think about having three kids grow up in front of our very eyes, that's right. >> i'm fascinated to see what jennifer aniston is going to look like in "horrible bosses." . she's getting down and dirty in this morning. >> she joined lara spencer earlier last week, she certainly dove into the role. she should be a sight to be
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hold. >> good morning to you. your choice cynne simpson. what isa look at happening on the roads. a volume is light because of the federal holiday. -- the volume is light because of the federal holiday. an rv was on fire. have reopened the lanes.und light volume into springfield. of glebe road is still down to do to wires
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because of last night's storm. many closures to deal with a bemoaned -- along the mall. partly cloudy, typical of july whether. chance of afternoon storms, warm july weather. chance of afternoon storms, warm mondauggy. scattered afternoon storms are expected. the first one should fire around 3:00 p.m. be over bym should time the fireworks go off. have a few stray showers around the time of the fireworks. 80s -- we will be in 80's. cloudy tomorrow, less .umid a lot of fourth of july today.planned for at 8:00 p.m.egins
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new light is followed by -- the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. it is followed by fireworks. you can ge
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♪ we're going to show you what you didn't see from beyonce's concert. a very raucous times square. good morning to you. george and robin are off. if they were sleeping they're up now. >> it's great to be here. start our celebration for fourth of july with all of these fine
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folks here from all over the place. >> what better way to help celebrate our nation's birthday than to eat a slice of pie. these are real pies. elizabeth karmel is going to make us some pies, tasty. >> it doesn't look like we're going to see rain today. stephanie roberts from our tampa affiliate is going to tell us if it's going to look across the country. >> northeast, doesn't look like the capital concert will be a problem there in washington, d.c. a slight chance of a scattered shower. chicago, we'll get the fireworks off there. las vegas, still a slight chance for a shower. let's look at independence, missouri, 90 with some cloud
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cover there. patriot, ohio, you'll be up near 90 as well. and hot in 76 right now in downtown highline 91 will be the temperature this afternoon. -- d.c. >> save me some pie down there, josh. the best july 4th ever. one word for you -- pie. joined here by elizabeth, what do you have here? i'm a cook but i'm not really a baker. >> it's simple. >> that sounds complicate zbld it's not complicated.
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most complicated part about it is its name. usually cherry pie has one kind of cherry. we got two kinds. sweet bing cherry and sour cherries. they're both in season rigig now. >> fresh or canned? >> these are jarred. but you can use fresh ones if you like. >> available at any grocery store. all right. >> okay, since we're using some sour cherries, i'm going to use some sugar. you're going to cook this until the sugar melts. that's what we have here. the most fun part about making a fruit pie is a slurry. i'm going let you do that. add corn starch. all natural. it thickens things up. we're going to put water in there. mix that with the world's
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smallesmall est whisk. >> all right, put that in here. >> great, perfect. , all we have to do is bring this upp to a boil. >> nicely done, josh. >> trust me, we have a long way to go. >> a little fresh lemon juice. >> ooh. all right. we're going to bring that up to a boil. then, this she what it looks like. we're going to put knit a pie crust that we blind baked. what that means, you put beans or something in a raw shell so it doesn't pop up. >> you proved the recipe. you know what, this is store bought. mine is always home made. but it's super simple.
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either way. put the cherries into your pie. >> all right, put the cherries in here. all right, josh. >> oh, wow! >> all right. look at that. there'e'just one last step. we're going to put fruitful topping on it it gives it that great flavor. almost like coffee cake. sugar, flour and butter. >> get it all in there. >> put that all in there. >> that was mine -- >> that's done. >> oh. mix x at together. live >> live television. it happens sometimes.
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>> pinch a salt. >> just a pinch. don't ruin it. >> excellent. and then, you got this one that you can sit on top of your pie. >> now, just sprinkle it on there. >> yeah, we're going to bake it until the filling is niceubbly and warm. >> what makes it so crispy and crunchy? >> the butter and the flour. >> it's always the butter. >> butter makes everything tasteses better. >> put some bacon on thihi it would be the greatest thing ever. >> that is brilliant. in 30 minutes, that's what your pie is going to look like. >> and look at what i have done. we do have some other pieses >> peach blackberry, great summer fruits. >> it's gorgeous, elizabeth. >> you know what, we're making pies the new cup cake.
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>> that's our beauty queen, that's the banana cream pudding. give me some more, some more. >> elizabeth carr mel, we appreciate it. i'm sorry that i did that to your pie. i'm very sorry. [ male announcer ] we are americans. we know right from wrong. and we know the ads blaming president obama for the economy are polie tics at its worst. the republicans have opposed economicic reforms at every tu. and now they have a plan that would essentially end medicare for future retirees... slash education... while giving huge tax breaks to big oil and the wealthy. we can't rebuild america
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♪ who run the world, girls beyonce rocked our summer concert series on friday. she played some of her old classics for us. one of them was a multiplatinum single, single ladies. >> you all having a good time this morning? [ cheers and applause ] . >> if you're enjoying yourself, let me hear you make some noise.
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sing and dance as loud as you can this morning. i want you to forget about all of your dra mass and troubles and get locked in this music this morning. i want my left side to make some nice. i want the right side to make some noise. do i have any single ladies in the house? [ cheers and applause ] . >> do i have any single ladies in the house? put your hands up. ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ ♪ now put your hands up up in the club we just broke up ♪ ♪ i'm doing my own little thing decided to dip ♪ ♪ but now you wanna trip 'cause another brother noticed me ♪ ♪ i'm up on him he up on me
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don't pay him any attention ♪ ♪ i cried my tears for three good years you can't be mad at me ♪ ♪ 'cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ don't be mad once you see that he want it if you like it ♪ ♪ then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ don't be mad once you see that he want it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ i got gloss on my lips a man on my hips got me tighter than my dereon jeans ♪ ♪ acting up drink in my cup i can care less what you think ♪ ♪ i need no permission did i mention don't pay him any attention 'cause you had your turn ♪ ♪ but now you gonna learn what it really feels like to miss me ♪ ♪ 'cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've
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put a ring on it ♪ ♪ don't be mad once you see that he want it if you like it ♪ ♪ then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ don't be mad once you see that he want it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ >> where's your hands at, single ladies? ♪ don't treat me to the things of this world i'm not that kind of girl ♪ ♪ your love is what i prefer what i deserve he's a man that makes me then takes me ♪ ♪ and delivers me to a destiny to infinity and beyond pull me into your arms say i'm the one you own ♪
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♪ if you don't you'll be alone and like a ghost i'll be gone ♪ >> i see you all got your hands clapping. you're having a good time say yes. all right, repeat after me. ♪ hey, hey ♪ hey, hey ♪ hey, hey sn ♪ hey, hey ♪ ♪ hey, hey
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♪ hey, hey ♪ hey, hey ♪ hey, hey >> you all sound good. ♪ ♪ >> all right. ♪ 'cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ don't be mad once you see that he want it if you like it ♪ ♪ then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ don't be mad once you see that he want it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should've put a ring on it ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] is there any place better to be than central park right now? we want to thank young for spending part of your july 4th weekend. it's end of time. and beyonce. >> put your hands together.
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>> come on. ♪ come take my hand, i will not let you go ♪ ♪ i'll be friend, i will love you so deeply ♪ ♪ i'll be the one ♪ i will love you until the end of time ♪ ♪ i'll be your baby, i'll promise not to let you go, love you like crazy ♪
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>> ♪ say you'll never let me go, say you'll never let me go ♪ ♪ stay away from here, there's nothing between us but space and time ♪ ♪ ♪ i will not let you go, i will be your friend ♪ ♪ i will love you so ♪ i will be the one ♪ here we go ♪ i'll be your baby, i promise not to let you go, love you like crazy, promise you'll never let me go ♪ ♪ say you'll never let me go, say you'll never let me go ♪ ♪ say you'll never let me go
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♪ say you'll never let me go ♪ baby, let's go ♪ baby, let's go ♪ ♪ >> one, two, three, here we go! ♪ say you'll never, say you'll never, say, say ♪ ♪ say you'll never ♪ say you'll never ♪ i just want to love you ♪ i just want to live for you ♪ i'll never let you go free
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♪ come and take my hand, i'll never let you go ♪ ♪ i'll be your friend, i will love you so ♪ ♪ i will love you >> sing it. ♪ i'll be your baby, i promise not let you go ♪ ♪ love you like crazy, say you'll never let me go ♪ ♪ say you'll never let me go, say you'll never let me go ♪ ♪ say you'll you'll never let me go ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. give it up for the dancers. give it up for my band over here. thank you all so much.
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thank you all for wait something long.
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[ cheers and applause ] we want to thank elizabeth
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karmel. i'm a pie person. thank you very much. i want to quickly point out, the shoes that you have not seen until this very moment here on "good morning america." look at those. that's terrific stuff. also, i want to celebrate one of our own. bettany owenings has given birth to ava lea.a. >> stay tuned for "world news" with diane sawyer later on today. always reach us on facebook and twitter.
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live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. is 8:56 on this fourth of july. ofit is 8:56 on this fourth july. with traffic. we have had problems on the parkway.shington rv caught on fire. only one lane of traffic is squeezing by on the left. the southbound lanes have been reopened. in virginia, word of the crash in the eastbound lanes of 66, just before fairfax county parkway. for downtown travelers, there closures downtown, including a long bomb mall and along theon avenue -- mall and constitution avenue. typical july 4 weather in washington. muggy.d
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scattered mixture of sunshine -- mixture of sun and clouds. scattered evening thunderstorms. mid-70's.the low to the list is at 75. the highs -- dulles is at 75. highs will be in the upper- 80's 2 lower-90's. rule out isolated and illegal and -- lingering storms later in the evening, around fireworks time. preparations are underway on the national. night, the rehearsal went scheduled. glarend the rockets' red ♪ >> that is jordin sparks,
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